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Friday, 25 September 1970

Dr MACKAY (Evans) - Just following on what has been said, it is quite correct. Those were the words that were spoken - that the honourable member for Deakin (Mr Jarman) went outside to hear what advice the Leader of the Opposition (Mr Whitlam) would give to those who were seeking a Communist victory in Vietnam. This was not a statement - that all those outside were seeking a Communist victory.

Mr Cope - The implication is there.

Dr MACKAY - There is a study of logic possible, surely, lt is surely logical to deduce that when persons parade a particular flag they do so for the time honoured reason that they owe some allegiance or support to the purposes of the flag. If they were persons, as I saw myself, carrying the Vietcong flag any sane person can deduce that there were those present who sought a Vietcong victory.

Mr Foster - I wish to raise a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -Order! No point of order arises. The honourable member for Sturt will resume his seat.

Dr MACKAYThe Leader of the Opposition went out to speak to them. The honourable member for Deakin sought to hear what advice he had to give to them. That is all he said. He could reasonably expect - and I hope would expect - that the Leader of the Opposition would advise the persons concerned to get rid of those flags and to go home. The honourable member imputed nothing in what he had to say. The points of order are absolutely irrelevant.

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